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Purple Mash

Blue Class had a computing lesson about Purple Mash. The objective of the lesson was to explore and use the resource. Children were challenged to create an animal picture with their partner. The children were very successful and really enjoyed Purple Mash.

Children can use Purple Mash at home…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 23 January 2017

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Space

We have been learning about the astronaut Neil Armstrong and his life. We found out that he landed and walked on the moon.

 

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Posted by Kay Collins on 18 November 2016

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Jo Jingles

Purple and Turquoise Class took part in their Jo Jingles session today. Enjoy some images below.

 

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Posted by Kay Collins on 18 November 2016

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Gracie Fields

Today we found out about a lady from Rochdale called Gracie Fields. During the war Gracie would sing songs to the soldiers.

People from Rochdale are very proud of Gracie because of what she did. There is a theatre named after her in the town and recently a statue of Gracie has been unveiled…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 10 November 2016

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Poppies for Remembrance Day

Today Unit One have been learning about why people wear poppies for Remembrance day. On the 11th November at 11am we will sit for 2 minutes in silence to remember the soldiers that have died and think about soldiers that may still be in conflict today.

 

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Posted by Kay Collins on 9 November 2016

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Learning about light and its sources

We have been learning about where light comes from and how it works. We found out about how the sun shines on us during the day and it shines on the other side of the world during our nightime. We looked at different sources of light from around our home and school. We discussed which are man made…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 7 November 2016

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Bonfire Night

We have been learning about why we have Bonfire Night on the 5th of November. 

Guy Fawkes wanted to blow up the King and made a plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

We watched a video of a firework display and Reception created some firework…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 3 November 2016

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Diwali

Unit one have been learning about festivals of light. We know that Diwali is a Hindu festival and they have Diva lamps.

We listened to the Diwali story about Rama and Sita. 

We made our own Diva lamps. Year One's used clay and sequins. Reception used paper plates, paper and glitter.

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Posted by Kay Collins on 31 October 2016

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Autumn Parents as Partners

Over the half term holiday we set the children and their families a task. We asked parents and carers to create an autumn craft with their child.

Here a some of the fabulous creations on display.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION

  

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Posted by Kay Collins on 31 October 2016

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Pumpkin Investigation

Unit One have been carrying out pumpkin investigations. We wanted to find out different kinds of information about the pumpkins.

We described the look and the feel of the pumpkin.

We estimated how many lines there were around the outside.

We measured how tall and how wide the pumpkin…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 19 October 2016

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Reception Children's First Few Days

The new reception children are still settling into school. They are exploring their new environment, making new friends and learning through play. 

 

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Posted by Kay Collins on 16 September 2016

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Taste Investigation

Today we completed a taste investigation because we have been learning about the five senses. We wanted to find out which fruit the children liked the best. Before we tasted the fruit we predicted which fruit we thought would get the most votes. 

The choices were banana, apple, pear, lemon and…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 14 September 2016

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Year 1 Topic - Senses

We have been learning about the five senses and the five sense organs that we have on our bodies. We carried out some activities using our sense organs. 

First we picked out gems from a bowl of spaghetti and Jelly. We used our sense of touch. "It is slimey and sticky!"

Then we used our sense…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 12 September 2016

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Becoming an Author of non-fiction

Today Jessica chose to make a non-fiction book about the Queen. She remembered facts that we had talked about in the previous week.

Her book includes information about the Queen's pets, family and her favourite colour. 

Please read Jessica's book below and feel free to…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 14 June 2016

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Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth

As part of our celebrations for the Queens Birthday year one children have been creating a birthday card for her majesty.

    

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Posted by Kay Collins on 7 June 2016

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Year One Writing

Year One children have been sequencing, retelling and acting out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This week they have been authors and written their own stories during their topic lesson.

 

Please read some of the stories below and enjoy. Double click to enlarge the…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 26 May 2016

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Chick cuddles

We spent some of the morning looking at the chicks. Now that they have hatched and are growing we can have cuddles. 

We have to be very gentle and careful when holding them. 

 

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Posted by Kay Collins on 16 May 2016

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Turquoise class 2animate Fantasy Characters

Turquoise class have been learning how to be animators using 2animate.

Please take a look at our animations of dragons, mermaids and princesses below.

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Posted by Kay Collins on 10 May 2016

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Lavender class 2animate Fantasy Characters

Lavender class have been learning how to be animators using 2animate.

Please take a look at our animations of dragons, mermaids and princesses below.

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Posted by Kay Collins on 10 May 2016

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Outdoor Learning

We took advantage of the sunny weather and spent most of the day learning outside today. Some children were nature detectives, artists, chefs, traffic wardens, and architects. Enjoy looking through our gallery below.

 

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Posted by Kay Collins on 5 May 2016

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Year One letter writing and posting

After our visit to Smithills Farm we wrote a letter to say Thankyou for a great day. We wrote about our favourite animal and our favourite part of the day. Today we wrote Smithills address on our envelopes and stuck on the stamps from home. Then we walked to the postbox near school. We hope they…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 5 May 2016

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Purple Mash 2animate

Year One children created and explored the 2animate tool on Purple Mash. They made a fanatasy character and used the skills they learnt during the session. Enjoy looking through the images below.

 

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Posted by Kay Collins on 3 May 2016

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Year One using 2animate on Purple Mash

As part of Unit One topic the children have been creating a fantasy character that can move, breath fire and sprinkle fairy dust. The children used a tool called 2animate on Purple Mash. They had lots of fun creating but learnt some new computing skills along the way.

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Posted by Kay Collins on 3 May 2016

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Ipad fun

We have been using the ipads to take photographs and videos of each other. We could see ourselves on the whiteboard and it was very funny.

We wanted to share our favourite song with you. Miss Marsden taught us the song in music. We miss you Miss Marsden!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SONG?

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Posted by Kay Collins on 21 April 2016

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Vincent Van Gogh - Sunflowers

Year One children have been learning about the artist Vincent Van Gogh. They have looked at his paintings, in particular the sunflowers.

The children created their own paintings of sunflowers. 

Please take a look through the slideshow and leave a comment.

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Posted by Kay Collins on 11 April 2016

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Share a Story 2016

It's back and bigger and better than ever! Here at Shawclough we encourage creativity  and would like to take this opportunity to encourage our young and budding writers to enter this fantastic competition.  Now in it's 7th year, CITV's share a story is a creative writing competition which…

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Posted by Stuart Clegg on 9 March 2016

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Tags: #shareastory2016

World book day celebrations 2016

What an amazing day. Waking up to snow and World Book Day costumes for school. You all looked fantastic Unit One. 

A big WELL DONE to each and every one of you!!

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Posted by Kay Collins on 4 March 2016

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Tags: #worldbookday

Animals of the world

As part of our topic we have been learning about animal classification, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. We have written factfiles about the different types of animals.

We looked at a website called "Kids corner" to find out about animal classification and to help us…

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Posted by Kay Collins on 3 March 2016

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Zoo2u

Unit 1 were visited by Melissa from Zoo2u. She brought some of her animal friends to visit. We are learning about animals of the world and it was great to see some animals up close. Melissa let us touch some of the animals even the python.

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Posted by Kay Collins on 22 February 2016

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Penguin Facts

We watched video clips and looked at books to help us learn facts about penguins. We made fact files using the information we found out. Penguins have flippers to help them swim. They can't fly. Penguins live at the South Pole. They eat fish and squid.

 

 

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Lost and Found

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Posted by Kay Collins on 8 January 2016

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Having fun and learning

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Posted by Kay Collins on 10 November 2015

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